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Student Alpha Assignment

Grade Sponsor Assignment 2018-2019

Mrs. Phipps

M-Q 9th

Mr. Schulhoff

E-L 10th
Ms. Rodriguez R-Z


Mr. Engel A-D 12th

J. R. Tucker Principal Mr. A. Raymond

Innovative Learning Coach  
Andrea Lund

Coordinator of Assessments and Remediation 
Stephenia Muterspaugh

Career & Tech Ed   Sharon Mason & Deborah Agee, Co-Chairs

Business & Information Technology

Our mission is to equip students with 21st Century skills that will enable them to pass certification exams, be successful in college and/or in the work environment, and to appreciate lifelong learning.

Teachers & Courses:

Patricia Dame- Microsoft IT Academy, Economics & Personal Finance, Business Management

Jim Behne – Economics & Personal Finance

Carla Jones – Microsoft IT Academy, Economics & Personal Finance

Felicia Young – Economics & Personal Finance

Family & Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Sciences provide a great opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning, families and their work roles. Students learn to apply problem-solving processes to personal, family, and work problems. Their self-esteem is enhanced through an appreciation of human worth and positive relationship skills.

Teachers & Courses:

Debbie Agee- Relationships, Child Development & Parenting, Economics & Personal Finance

Megan Ashby – Intro to Fashion,Economics & Personal Finance, Independent Living

Keilondi Johnson – Nutrition & Wellness, Life Planning, Teachers for Tomorrow

Shelia Morgan – Economics & Personal Finance

Marine Corps Junior ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) –  

This program serves as a great first step from middle school to high school. Students participate in core subjects; study skills improvement, leadership traits, principles and styles, drill and ceremonies; physical fitness and health; weapons safety and marksmanship training; military organizations and equipment, land navigation and military history. There is no military obligation associated with participation in this program. However, if desired, students may enter military service with the advanced rank of E2 (private first class). MCJROTC cadets may participate in the MCJROTC Color Guard, Close Order Drill Team, or Rifle Marksmanship Team. We are currently working on creating a Physical Fitness Team. These activities are conducted before and after school.

Teachers:  Lt. Col. Brent Reiffer and SgtMaj. Ronald Cauley

Marketing Our mission is to equip students with 21st Century skills that will enable them to pass certification exams, be successful in college and/or in the work environment, and to appreciate lifelong learning.

Teachers & Courses:

Sharon Mason- Marketing, Sports, Entertainment, & Recreation Marketing (SERM), Principles of Marketing and Business, Marketing COOP

Technology Education

Through the use of technology as a learning tool, students develop concepts and skills necessary to control technology at home and in the work environment. They prepare for advanced education and employment in technology-related fields such as engineering, manufacturing, construction, communications, transportation and design. Students quickly discover how to use technology to solve problems, and predict the impact of solutions on people and the environment. As students participate in Technology Student Association (TSA), the co-curricular student organization, they develop leadership skills.

Teachers & Courses:

John Clarke – Technical Drawing, Engineering Drawing/Design/CAD, Photography

Camille Williams- Video & Media Technology, Photography

Edgenuity   Terri Kilmer, Chair

English   Julia Cuccherini, Chair

Through the course offerings in the English Department, students acquire many attributes and skills that will enhance the quality of living. Among these are respect for diversity of background; the development of imagination; the ability to listen perceptively; the motivation to read for information and as well as pleasure; interest in preserving the tradition of free thought; expanded interests in a variety of topics; the ability to discuss vigorously; knowledge of appropriate language usage and the ability to communicate clearly and honestly.

Teachers & Courses:

Julia Cuccherini – English 10, IBMYP English Level 4 & 5

James Dow – English 9, ACA English 111 & 112

Jason Golos – English 10, AP English 11

Margaret Hall – English 9

Jennifer Harrelson – English 10 & 11

Sallie Johnston – College Career Readiness, English 9, English 12, Personal Development

Ellie Kurth – English 9

Daniel Lingerfelt – English 11

Mary McKeegan – English 10, Photojournalism, English 12

Linda Mills – English 10, IBDP English 11, English 9

Kristen Mistler – AP English 12, English 12

Shelia Morgan – Reading 9 & 10

Stephanie O’Shea – English 10

Sam Rock – English 11

Rebecca Stooks – Publications, English 12, IBDP English 12, AP English 12, ACA English 12

Carrie Weese – English 12

English as a Second Language (ESL) & World Languages  Sarah Carr & Raina VandeRiet, Co-Chairs


The ESL program at Tucker High School is dedicated to providing students with exceptional English-language instruction and preparing students for success in the mainstream classroom. Learn more about our program: Tucker ESL Website

Teachers & Courses:

Brittany Baker- ESL Language & Culture I-II; Individual Living Skills; Job Readiness Skills

Sarah Carr- ESL I; Reading Across the Curriculum II

Anthony MacDonald- ESL III-V; English 10

Abby Wilson- ESL I-II; Reading Across the Curriculum I

World Languages

The World Language curricula facilitate cross-cultural communication and provide authentic experiences to increase cultural awareness, preparing students to be proficient global citizens. Students master the four language domains of listening, reading, speaking, and writing while practicing the target language through activities to strengthen their interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills. We offer an immersive experience through the Center for Spanish Language and Global Citizenship’s Immersion program, as well as rigorous International Baccalaureate courses in Chinese, French, and Spanish.

Teachers & Courses:

Jay Barnes – Spanish I, Spanish II, IBMYP Spanish II

Valerie Beausergent – French II, IV, IBMYP French II, IBMYP French IV

Phyllis Claytor – Spanish II, Immersion Spanish 12/AP Lit, ACA Spanish 101-102, ACA Spanish 201-202

Dr. Michael Compton – Latin II, III, IV

Jose Florez – Spanish I, Spanish III, Immersion Spanish 9

Dr. Yan Gao – Chinese I, II, III, IV, IBDP Chinese VI

Suzie Hester – Immersion 10, Cultures and Connections, Immersion Field Exp, Immersion Health & PE 9

Elizabeth McDermid – French I, III, IBMYP French III, IBDP French IV/V, IBDP French V/VI

Michelle Rodriguez (Valerio) – Spanish II, III, IV, IBMYP Spanish IV

Jessica Ulloa – Spanish III, IBMYP Spanish III, Immersion Spanish 11/AP Spanish Language, Immersion World History and Geography II

Raina VandeRiet – Spanish II, IBDP Spanish IV/V, IBDP Spanish V/VI

Exceptional Education   Daniel Lingerfelt, Chair

The Exceptional Education Department at J. R. Tucker High School is committed to serving special needs students in the least restrictive environment. To the highest extent possible, students are placed in regular education classrooms with support by special education staff to the student and the regular education teacher. This is the least restrictive environment possible.

Teachers & Courses:

Eric Adamczyk – VA and US History, History, Math 9, 10, 11, 12

Jennifer Andrews – CO WEPII, Environmental Science II, Reading

Kevin Bailey – Algebra I Part I, Algebra I

Anna Britt – English 9, Personal Living & Finance, AFDA

Julia Brown – Biology I & II

Sarah Graetzer – English 9, English 12

Jennifer Harrelson – English 9 & 10

Katy Johnston – Geometry, AFDA, Earth Science

Sallie Johnston – College Career Readiness, English 9, English 12, Personal Development

William Lewis – VA & US Government, VA & US History

Daniel Lingerfelt – English 11, Biology I

Selene Marsh – Daily Living Skills I – IV, Practical Math I – IV, English 9-12, Practical Language Arts I – IV, Leisure Recreation

Sheila Morgan – Reading 9, 10, Economics & Personal Finances

Beth Murray – English 12, Earth Science

Paula Saylor – Vocational Emphasis, Practical Language Arts, English 9-12, Reading, Basic Living Skills

Jennifer Strathy – COWEP I, Vocational Emphasis I, Environmental Science, Prep for Employment

Fine Arts   Clint Miller, Chair

Teachers & Courses:

Lisa Dyer – Theatre Arts I, II, III, & IV, IBMYP Theatre Arts I & II, IBDP Theatre Arts

Gretchen Marr – Crafts, Art I Discover Art, IBDP Art Design, Art IV & V Advanced Art

Clint F. Miller – Mixed Chorus, Show Choir, Small Vocal Ensemble

Melvina Roane – IBMYP Visual Art I & II, Digital Media Art Design, Art I Discover Art

Tanya Rogish – Art I,II, IV

Frank Sampson – Band (Intermediate/Advanced/Marching), String Orchestra, Advanced Strings, Band


The choral department at J.R. Tucker High School remains one of the best in the area. It continues to grow as the years progress. The students learn styles of music, musical theory, how to read and sVight sing their pieces of music, correct use of their vocal mechanism, and the proper concert behavior. Each class serves a different purpose that helps in making the department successful.


The String Orchestra consists of a talented group of students who have many goals to achieve by the end of the school year. Some of their goals include: playing all major scales, the chromatic scale, and the melodic minor scale; learning three-octave scales; performing music with complex meters and rhythms; sight reading Grade IV music; demonstrating a refined playing position and response to visual direction from the conductor; and performing in combination with other performing groups.

Health/Physical Education   Mollie Pawlowski, Chair

Physical Education classes assist students in developing physically and mentally. Through P.E. classes, students will be able to demonstrate and explain health-enhancing behaviors that prevent disease, promote health, and reduce health risks; demonstrate goal setting and decision-making skills to enhance health; access and interpret health information and analyze the influence of culture, media and technology on health; identify and demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to advocate for and enhance health; apply movement concepts and principles to the development of motor skills; achieve and maintain a minimal level of wellness-related physical fitness; demonstrate respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.

Teachers & Courses:

Corey Bradt – Health & PE 10

Sarah Dietz – Health & PE 9, IBMYP Health & PE 9 & 10

George Earle – Drivers Ed/Highway Safety, Advanced Physical Education, Health & PE 9

Jamie Messer – Health & PE 9

Harold Nuckols – Advanced PE, Health & PE 9

Mollie Pawlowski – Health & PE 10

Mathematics   Paul Reese, Chair

Teachers & Courses:

Danielle Brown – Algebra I, Fundamentals of Math, Algebra II

Katherine Brown – Geometry, Alegebra II

Stephen Cheney – JSR Math 166 & 240, AP Calculus BC, AFDA

Tyler Claytor – IBMYP Algebra II, Fundamentals of Math

Holly Condon – Algebra II, Geometry

David Geary – Foundations of Algebra I, IBDP Math Studies

Katy Johnston – Geometry, AFDA, Earth Science

Yvette Lee – Geometry, IBMYP Ext Math

Laura McCoig – Geometry, Statistics

Mylene Melson – Foundations in Algebra, Geometry, IBMYP & ACA Geometry

Sheila Morgan – Geometry

Lindsay Pilong – Algebra I, AFDA, IBDP Math Studies

Paul Reese – AP Calculus AB, Geometry, ACA Math Trig

Paula Saylor – World History and Geography I, Algebra I

Carle Silvestri – AP Statistics, Algebra I, ACA Algebra II

Brandon Smith – Algebra I, Algebra I Part 1 & Part 2

Tammy Wallace – Algebra I, Advanced Algebra & Trig

Lyle Walden – JSR Math 166, Algebra II, IBDP Algebra II, AP & IBMYP Statistics

Gary Williams – AFDA

Science   Matt Togna, Chair

Our Science Department provides students with the opportunity to develop and use experimental design in scientific inquiry. Students apply scientific concepts, skills, and processes to everyday experiences. They make informed decisions regarding contemporary scientific issues and develop respect for the environment, its inhabitants, and historical contributions. Students also learn to use the language of science to communicate understanding and explore science related careers and interests.

Teachers & Courses:

Kimberly Borden – IBDP Chemistry, ACA Honors Chemistry, Chemistry

Julia Brown – Biology I

Charlie Cuccherini – Biology I, IBDP Biology

Chris Didlake – Earth Science, Oceanography

Susan Estes – Biology I

Dana Iuga – AP Physics I, Physics I, Conceptual Physics

Krystal Johnson – Earth Science, AP Environmental Science

Charles Lane – Earth Science

Anthony Mistler – Biology I, Biology II

Sean Pritchard – AP Biology, Biology I, IBMYP Biology

Jane Selden – Biology I, Biology II

Sheralyne Tierseron – JSR Biology 101-102 with Labs

Joan Tique – Chemistry

Matt Togna – AP Chemistry, IBDP Chemistry, IBMYP Chemistry

Joyce Tzavellas – IBDP Biology, Biology II

Social Studies   D. Paige Wesson, Chair

Through the study of social dynamics, students cultivate respect for authority and others. They learn to understand and appreciate democratic concepts and the responsibilities of citizenship. Local, state, national and global perspectives are developed as students link the effects of the past to the present. Students learn to relate geography to society, economics and politics and are taught to relate economic concepts to daily life.

Teachers & Courses:

Megan Botteri – World History & Geography I & II

James Dorton –IBDP SL Psychology, ACA World History & Geography II, IBDP History of Americas HL, JSR Psychology 200

Karen Finch – World History & Geography II, JSR US History 121-122

Jesse Gauthier – VA & US History, IBDP World Topics

Lee Knapp – IBDP Theory of Knowledge I & II, VA & US History

William Lewis – VA & US Government, VA & US History

Kevin Mable – AP Psychology, JSR Psychology 200, World History & Geography I

Brennan Maynard – AP European History, World History & Geography II, World Geography

Beth Murray – World History & Geography I, VA & US History

Richard Rhodes – VA & US History, AP History, ACA US History 121-122

Scott Seal – World History & Geography I

Michael Strusky – VA & US Government, VA & US History

Andrea Sward – IBMYP Wolrd History & Geography II,  IBMYP VA & US Govt, World History & Geography II

Allyson Verlander – VA & US History

Paige Wesson– AP US Government & Politics, VA & US Government, ACA Political Science 211-212


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